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Saint Sauveur Residence

This remodel gives an entirely new meaning to house flipping. Outside Montreal on a rocky peak in Saint Sauveur, ActDesign has turned this house upside down. The 80s home’s interior takes full advantage of the site by immersing the living areas in to the tree tops. A complete interior remodel and actual trading places has taken place. Private spaces for sleeping and working now occupy the main floor and public areas of lounging, cooking, living, and dining reside upstairs. Continue reading

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Maison De Gaspe

In the heart of Montreal, la SHED architecture transformed a dark duplex in to a bright colorful family home for four. All historic elements of the building were lost in previous restorations, leaving a clean slate for contemporary living and aesthetics. Continue reading

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Atelier House

This is a truly creative and customizable house. The inspiring design by Harry Thaler is the home for artists in residence at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano, Italy. Combining studio and home for the needs of a variety of occupants fuels the imagination. Continue reading

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Closse Residence

Have you ever dreamed of remodeling the home your father built in the 1960s? This client of Nature Humaine architects was fortunate enough to do just that with father-approved common sense and unadorned style. Continue reading

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St. Dominique Residence

Slick modern design meets honest industrial in this Montreal apartment. The family of four’s home is on the second floor of a 1920s building that originally housed a soup factory. Anne Sophie Goneau produced a home with open living and individual private spaces. Continue reading

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Vedbaek House

Beauty is truly in the details of this 1862 fishing cottage, now the family home of architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, cofounder of Norm Architects. The charm of the original structure, lying outside Copenhagen, remains. Yet the modern interventions blend perfectly with the quirkiness of days gone by. Continue reading

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Host Restaurant

Today’s special is a dramatic and bold dining experience served with reconstructed farmhouse flair. In Copenhagen, Host Restaurant, designed by Norm Architects, is an urban oasis. On multiple levels the establishment has captured the expected Scandinavian warmth through unexpected twists. Continue reading

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Le 205

A former Montreal workshop now bachelor pad defies the expectations of this type of home. Chris Barrie of Atelier Moderno revitalized the space for himself and his two teenage sons. It’s a one floor brick building on a corner lot so three sides boast plenty of windows. The roof terrace’s outdoor space is a luxury in the urban setting. And it’s partially shaded by the taller adjoining structure. Continue reading

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2014 Decorator Showcase – Mixologist’s Quarters

Kid in a candy store is what I envision in this dynamic design by Reba Jones of Butler Armsden Architects. Or, more accurately, it is the dream space of every stylish adult mixologist. Forget the wine cellar as the bold flair of classic and modern cocktails gains popularity again. Continue reading

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Hotel Consolacion

Hotel Consolacion describes itself as a “delicious hotel and restaurant”. Although this is an appropriate descriptor, it is so much more. For those of you looking for a lovely hotel in an undiscovered region of Spain, look no farther than this hidden gem nestled in the hills of the Matarrana region located in the eastern region of Spain. Continue reading